The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 64 > Issue 4-5-6 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 64 N. 4-5-6

Developmental Biology in India - Second Part

Edited by: Surendra Ghaskadbi and Vidyanand Nanjundiah

Cover Legend

The Taj Mahal, literally “Crown of the Palace”, located in the Indian city of Agra, represents the apogee of Indo-Islamic architecture. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal and later came to house his own remains. Its construction, beginning in 1632 lasted over 16 years. More than one architect was associated with its design, with Ustad Ahmed Lahauri and Mir Abdul Karim being prominent among them. Much of the fabrication was done on site, with the scaffolding and final structure (apart from a veneer of marble and stone inlay) made of the same basic material, brick and lime. That, the pleasing symmetries broken by the two tombs, and the fact that the Taj, unlike a multicellular organism, was built according to a blueprint, are points of note for developmental biologists.
The orange lettering stands for Embryology in the Kannada language and the green lettering for Developmental Biology in Marathi or Hindi. There are 22 official languages in India which can be classified into six distinct families.

Original research papers

Transition of a solitary to a biofilm community life style in bacteria: a survival strategy with division of labour

Subhadeep Chatterjee, Biswajit Samal, Prashantee Singh, Binod B. Pradhan and Raj K. Verma

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 259-265

The effect of age on non-reproductive division of labour in the tropical primitively eusocial wasp, Ropalidia cyathiformis

Sruthi Unnikrishnan and Raghavendra Gadagkar

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 267-273

Cyto-architecture constrains the spread of photoactivated tubulin in the syncytial Drosophila embryo

Sameer Thukral, Bivash Kaity, Bipasha Dey, Swati Sharma, Amitabha Nandi, Mithun K. Mitra and Richa Rikhy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 275-287

Drosophila Mon1 and Rab7 interact to regulate glutamate receptor levels at the neuromuscular junction

Anagha Basargekar, Shweta Yogi, Zeeshan Mushtaq, Senthilkumar Deivasigamani, Vimlesh Kumar, Girish S. Ratnaparkhi and Anuradha Ratnaparkhi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 289-297

Determination of organ size: a need to focus on growth rate, not size

Carmen M.A. Coelho

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 299-318

Drosophila metamorphosis involves hemocyte mediated macroendocytosis and efferocytosis

Saikat Ghosh, Sushmit Ghosh and Lolitika Mandal

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 319-329

Transcriptome profiling identifies multistep regulation through E93, Forkhead and Ecdysone Oxidase in survival of Malpighian tubules during metamorphosis in Drosophila

Shainy Ojha and Madhu G. Tapadia

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 331-341

A new tension induction paradigm unravels tissue response and the importance of E-cadherin in the developing epidermis

Natasha Steffi Lewis, Geetika Chouhan, Vivek Belapurkar, Prateek Arora, Satyanarayan, Sri Rama Koti Ainavarapu and Mahendra Sonawane

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 343-352

Neural cells and their progenitors in regenerating zebrafish spinal cord

Subhra Prakash Hui, Tapas Chandra Nag and Sukla Ghosh

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 353-366

Development of motor control and behaviour in Asian elephants in the Kabini elephant population, southern India

T. Revathe, S. Anvitha and T.N.C. Vidya

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 367-382

The human face: genes, embryological development and dysmorphology

Meenakshi Bhat

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2020) 64: 383-391